Try Being Brave

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"Just for a second...just, try being brave."      - Despereaux James is working at a fire station where one of the volunteer officers often shows up for calls intoxicated. Sometimes he drives the … [Read more...]

I Need Your Questions and Scenarios

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Would you be willing to help me with my new web series? Later this month I will be filming a web series for EMS1 entitled, "What would you do?" I'd like challenging, real world situations drawn … [Read more...]

Treatment vs Care

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It's important to distinguish between good treatment and good care. Doing a proper patient assessment is good treatment. Telling the patient what you are doing before you do it is good … [Read more...]

Florida EMS Aquires New MCI Vehicle

EAST NAPLES, Fla. — Just in case some large-scale disaster were to occur with mass casualties, Collier County wants to be prepared. County commissioners recently gave the county's Department of … [Read more...]

ACLS Training Center Offers Learning Resources and Certification

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As an EMS educator who has been posting educational material online for over four years now, I'm always encouraged to see EMS training institutions moving their content online. I'd like to make you … [Read more...]

The Brilliance of EMS Workforce Management Software

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Your attention is valuable. I appreciate every minute you spend here reading this blog. Every time I press the publish button on a new post I consider that one important fact. Your time is precious … [Read more...]

FDNY Commissioners Son Quits After Racist Tweets

The fire commissioner’s son quit the Emergency Medical Service Monday after he was accused of accused of sending racist and offensive tweets. Joseph Cassano, 23, son of FDNY head Salvatore Cassano, … [Read more...]

Medtronic Save-A-Life Simulator Scores

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As frequent readers are aware, sometimes when I encounter a public service announcement or online training tool that is so clever that it amazes me, I feel compelled to pass it on. This month is … [Read more...]

What Should I do? Looking For Medical Advice on The Internet

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Emma is deeply concerned about her recent diagnosis. Apparently some sort of cerebral hemorrhage. "Just last month I was diagnosed with a bleeding brain." She reports in a recent comment here on this … [Read more...]

“But…I Can’t Afford An Ambulance!”

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If you've worked in the medical transport business for any length of time, you've undoubtedly heard a patient express their concern about the very real expense of medical transport. It's an awkward … [Read more...]